Olympic champ Maroulis reaches World finals, Leathers in bronze bout for USA women at World Championships

PARIS, France – Olympic and World champion Helen Maroulis (New York, N.Y./Sunkist Kids) won four matches by technical fall in the morning session to reach the gold-medal finals at 58 kg/127.5 lbs. at the World Championships on Wednesday.

None of her matches during the morning session at the AccorHotels Arena in the first session were even close. She outscored her opponents 42-0. All of this happened two weight classes higher than Maroulis competed in during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

She will face 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Marwa Amri of Tunisia, who became Africa’s first World Championships finalist, after defeating Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan, 8-7 in the other semifinal.

“Things are good. I love wrestling. I had a great team that helped prepare me. I feel really good so far. I think I came in with the same mentality that I always did. I don’t think the weight class changes that. I wrestle for God. If I am at 116 pounds or at 127, I don’t think that changes that,” said Maroulis. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org